Celestial Planting Calendar 2021
A farm and garden guide to planting by the moon, stars and planetary influences. Specific dates for working with root, leaf, flower and seed crops. Informative articles, key dates and recommendations for applying biodynamic preparations. Featuring 13 months starting December 2020. Beautifully illustrated by featured artist, Joyce Burkholder with paintings from Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada.
9" x 12" Wall Calendar, 40 pages, full color
I like this calendar, which I compare with Stella Natura, which I’ve long used. I use the two calendars, contemplating their timing differences, which I find somehow reassuring, and try to live into the unexplained Celestial PC designations. This encourages living with questions, which can be good. (Last year, I asked the publisher for explanations, thinking they might be on the web somewhere, and got no reply.) Celestial relates more planetary events and gives a paragraph or more about their relation to each month. It suggests best days for spraying 500, 501, etc. It has visually helpful color coding, except that I have to mark somewhere on each month’s green segments “root” and blue segments “leaf.” Would that earth were tan and leaf colored green. Generally their blackout periods are similar to Stella's, but this month Celestial has two whole days blacked out that Stella leaves open. It’s easier to write on the Stella paper than on the slick Celestial paper. Celestial this year has no hole for hanging. Those are the main differences that come to me today. I’m grateful Acres carries Celestial, as I like it. Thank you.